As part of our drive to improve standards and maximise learning opportunities for all our children, we are introducing a new format for homework across the school.
Homework is a multifaceted discipline built around learning logs, MyMaths, spellings and reading activities. Please click on the links below for further information
Should you require further support or advice around any of the subjects on this page please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or any member of the school staff.
Support for Spelling
You can use Support for Spelling to help improve children’s spelling and support your planning and teaching within the Primary Framework.
- Support for Spelling contains a range of materials and resources including:
- Knowledge of the history of spelling and the English language
- A range of suggested strategies, approaches, and activities to help improve and practise spelling
- A collection of spelling learning objectives and teaching focuses
- Programmes for Years 2 to 6 which draw on the learning objectives and teaching focuses
- A guide for parents.
Click Here to find out more and access information around parental support.
Every child in full time education has a MyMaths account. Please contact your child's teacher if you do not have a user name and password.
Click Here to visit the MyMaths website.
Some children from Mr Fernley's class have made some useful unit converters in Excel.
Download Hannah's converter
Download Thomas' converter
Continuous Cursive Letters
Walton Academy has adopted ‘Continuous Cursive Handwriting.’ It has been trialled with a small group of children and we have already seen the impact over a very short time period. Research has shown that C.C.H. can help children with spelling and speed of writing, and has been recognised as being beneficial to left-handed children and children with Dyslexia.
At the beginning of November we will be holding a Handwriting workshop evening, which will gave parents a chance to see how we teach it at Walton and how parents can help.
Click Here for overview of this style of writing.
Teach Your Monster to Read
Teach Your Monster to Read is a free, award-winning series of games that has helped over half a million children learn to read. All children in Key Stage 1 have a username to access the game at home. We hope you have fun playing and learning.
Click Here for more information